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#22 Mar 22, 2013
I think you may be right .
I also feel this is why people don't pay attention anymore. We get jaded .If the cost of the Janet Reno style take down would be disclosed to the folks paying the tab on each indecent, then add est cost in the legal system , housing, feeding and medical over a bottle and some cold meds . ITS A BAD drug , I don't deny that . These militant style raids with children in the house would stop except when ITS NEEDED.
We look like idiots putting on a huge production for the news , even local smaller Pd's have gotten bad for it .
We could have had two high school kids to have both of these folks under arrest and on the way to jail getting their mail or at the Burger King, listen to the weeks of investigation part they talk about .... WEEKS and you can't pick up 2 people on the street for 40 bucks labor and gas.... OR you need to send black helicopters after two pot plants .
This is why I tell everybody in my town every chance I get , STOP FUNDING the PD , just keep cutting like the schools until they stop with the political theater to look busy and get funding for bigger toys. 80k robots as deputies are driving outdated and inefficient 10 year old crown vics.
I hear it may be working a little bit .... at least in my town .
As social media grows and gets more local ..... It will get better .
Information moves FAST today , people don't like expensive cost for little result anymore. Just video when you see something like this and keep sharing.
Keep talking , it will get better. Defunding is more powerful than any rifle.
I think the only way is to back up and work on things in our towns.
#23 Mar 22, 2013
Have never understood how we could pay I think its $45000 per inmate per year to put them up in the state's "hotels", yet we cannot pay for them to go thru a comprehensive and very loooong intense rehab. Not absolving them of blame, but human nature says sometimes we get involved in things that we cannot stop doing without serious help. Why can't prison be reformation instead of just a holding place...and believe me I'm about as far as you can get from a bleeding heart liberal....I would just prefer the money be better spent if we are gonna spend it at all. There will always be re-offenders, but maybe along the way we could actually HELP a few people...
#24 Mar 22, 2013
Meth is some very bad stuff,as are prescription drugs abused or not.Cannabis has many health benefits,can be used to manufacture many other products,while lowering our pollution levels and oil consumption.medical marijuana inc. has a lot of research on the health benefits of cannabis use.
#25 Mar 22, 2013
They're white trash and probably killed half of their below average allotment of brain cells with meth anyway - what is rehab going to do for them? Some people are just born to do boneheaded things all their life, and cooking up meth in a trailer park is a very good indicator of that character.
Get them addicted to something else in rehab, books, activities, Jesus, whatever and you probably get 6 months to a year of good behavior, then the relapse. Is it worth the time and money? Not sure, as a very interconnected yet humane society we don't have a really good answer for what to do with the terminally worthless people.
Lock them up for a long time and now they're not only worthless but now unemployable and will go right back to crime when they're out. Give them simple jobs and you have to micromanage them more than they're worth. Give them complex jobs and now you're asking for a disaster. Don't have the technology to Matrix them yet. Let them roam free and they not only hurt themselves but others. Anyone with a good answer? I don't have one.
#26 Mar 22, 2013
My brother turned around in prison, but maybe that is more to his credit than the prison's...You can't kill them, and holding them costs money. I don't really believe in the death penalty (too much to explain here why)...my solution to people who did things worthy of the death penalty was send them all to a deserted island. If they could work together they might survive, if not, they would kill each other off...of course that doesn't apply to this scenario... I guess perhaps the answer would be to make rehab available for those asking for help at least. Yes, no easy answer...
#27 Mar 22, 2013
I didn't really mean to qualify my description on all criminals. There are lots of criminals that are either redeemable (usually kids who fucked up and got caught) or have the brainpower and will to amount to something if they can deal with their personal flaws. As I said, if you're cooking meth in the trailer park, you probably don't meet either of those qualifications, and you are most likely human trash and turning your life around would be a semi-miraculous event right up there with the odds of winning the lottery.
#28 Mar 22, 2013
Ralph you are right there are no easy answers. The department of corrections should be renamed the dept of warehousing. I do think violent criminals should be warehoused. Non-violent offenders I think should be in facilities like a working farm. The facilities should be as self sufficient as possible to reduce the cost to tax-payers. All inmates should be required to work and spare time should be dedicated to education (since many have not graduated) or working 12 step programs for those who have substance abuse problems. To many spend all day sitting around while the facility acts as a giant day-care/welfare system. Though it may be unpopular, after incarceration parole officers need to become more active in reintegrating them into society rather than sitting at their desk waiting to violate them and send them back through the revolving door. When we put non-violent offenders back on the street with nothing to offer society but a felony conviction we set ourselves up for failure as the limited number of opportunities in jobs and housing usually lead them back to criminal behavior. I may be wrong but we do need to try something because right now the system does not work very well.
#29 Mar 22, 2013
Yes I don't know how to manufacture meth but they say it is done with common household chemicals. Calling in a hazmat team to dispose of a 2 liter bottle seems a little dramatic. But it looks good in the media and gives the public the perception that all that money being spent by the task force is keeping super-labs out of the community. Yet the major traffickers keep bringing this poison into our community and it is rare to see them arrested
#30 Mar 22, 2013
If you need to know how to make meth , here is a link , shows you the government recipe from the accountability office.
#31 Mar 22, 2013
If Mexicans were muslim suicide bombmbers.
How many million would make it across the border ?
We don't want to stop the drugs , or they would be STOPPED.
If Mexicans were excellent counterfitters, how many billions in US currency would they haul across the borders in backpacks before we stopped them ?
The tin foilers arent wrong about everything.
#32 Mar 22, 2013
We have spent close to ONE TRILLION on the war on drugs . The prisons are PACKED with the results.
Whats the number one cash crop in the USA .
Why yes , it's not corn or wheat . IT's POT !
We have to start at home and work up . Forget about DC .
Time to do something different.
#33 Mar 22, 2013
Nothing but common white trash!! Just great, now we will have to house feed and cloth and give all this plus medical insurance for the rest of their stay in the big house. To bad that police cant just hang them by the tallest tree and move on to the next drug dealer...
#34 Mar 26, 2013
I see that our economy is so bad, people are doing whatever it takes to make money to survive. Its sad
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